The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the story of Nokomis (Grandmother) and her walks to protect our water, and to protect all of us.
The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of The Water Walker, the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walked to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (White Fish First Nation) in Ontario. She continues to help water walkers through live GPS spotting to make sure they are safe on their journeys.
"I would recommend this book for any classroom to learn from this inspirational story. It really is an Anishinaabe Call to Action to challenge everyone to contribute to this vital cause." - Anishinabek News
Ontario Library Association's 2018 Best Bets 2018, Commended 2018 (Spring) - Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens 2018, Commended Indigenous Voices Awards 2018, Short-listed AICL's Best Books of 2017 - American Indians in Children's Literature 2017, Commended First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award - Children’s Category 2018, Winner